I've been told occasionally that my hair is pretty nice. It's light brown (boring, right?) but the red highlights give it a certain something, and it has a very fine texture, with a slight wave to it. I don't bleach it, dye it, or perm it at all, I just wash it and brush it and trim the ends when they start to get ragged. I just measured its current length, and at the longest, it's currently about sixteen inches. The portion which hangs down past my ears is maybe about twelve inches, the minimum bundle donation length for Wigs for Kids. (It will presumably be longer by the time of the Light the Night walk.)
I haven't had short hair since I was in middle school and my mom's hairstylist convinced me to try growing it long, and I haven't had no hair at any time since I was a baby. However, if enough people donate through me that I make my new personal fundraising goal of $500 (upgraded to make this forfeit worthwhile), I will have my hair cut to around ear length and donate the trimmings to Wigs for Kids, so that some sick kid can wear all that hair instead of me. If enough people donate to me or my team that we make our team goal of $5000, then I will shave my head and donate all of my hair.
To reiterate, I have never seen my adult self even with short hair, much less no hair. So either one of these outcomes could turn out to be a good look for me, or they could both be utterly absurd. I might have to retreat to my childhood habit of wearing a train engineer's cap all the time until my hair grows back. But I'm willing to take that risk if it makes this walk a success. I promise to take pictures and share them, even if it's embarrassing, so you'll get something tangible for your donations, no matter what, as long as there are enough of them. And of course you help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and some little kid gets a wig. So it's all good.
What's that donation link again, I hear you cry? Here it is!